Originally posted by UPNFRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN was number one on Friday 8-10PM, beating all network competition, in adults 18-34 (2.1/7), men 18-34 (2.7/10), men 18-49 (2.4/7) and teens (2.5/9).
The best part though, is when UPN touts the ratings increases from a year ago. Last year, UPN had on an Enterprise repeat and The Road to Stardom (I have no idea what that was). Hey, if you have a chance to brag about 300% ratings increases, you take it.
Considering they didn't get a 3 rating in any of these categories, I doubt anyone at Titan Towers is doing cartwheels over these numbers. It would also be doubtful that UPN would celebrate the numbers for an apparently lame duck program. If 2's in categories are tops for network ratings, that really is an indictment on whatever is broadcast on Friday evenings.
Any complaints about the preceding post can be directed at the time traveling aliens who edited it.
I think the spin is in on this one. Yeah, certain small, narrow demos watched SD, but SD was way under the networks. I mean, UPN's 3.1 for the night wasn't bad, but crap shows on the big three pulled 7.9 to 5.6. I mean, Ghost Whisperer is not super good. I watched In Justice and it's not so bad.
Of course, one could also look at it a few other ways: Perhaps the 3.7-4.1 area is the min/max region outside of MNF. Or, perhaps bringing people in isn't going to pop the ratings the 47th time as it did the 1st time.